Some say the protest movement appears to be leading opposition politicians, rather than the other way around.
Jimmy Carter, a mediator of past political conflict in the deeply polarized South American nation, wrote in private letters he sent this week to President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles, expressing 'grave concern' about the loss of life in recent protests and the risk of more conflict ahead.
More than 80 people died in clashes that precipitated a change of government in Kiev, and the acting interior minister says the 'Golden Eagles' riot police must go.
Difficult challenges face Ukraine as its new leaders try not to repeat the mistakes made after the 2004 'Orange Revolution.' Regret is a powerful motive for genuine reform.
A key political ally of Venezuela's embattled leader expressed sharp – and rare – criticism of the use of force to quell protests.
As in Ukraine, Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro is losing the moral high ground as his forces shoot innocent protesters. He must adopt the nonviolent tactics of his political opponents.
Ukraine's new leaders issued an arrest warrant for Yanukovych, who was impeached on Saturday and is on the run. The charges are linked to recent deadly violence in Kiev.